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UnityPoint Health Social Worker (BSW)-Case Mgmt in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Social Worker BSW - Care Managment

FTE: .5 (part-time, 20 hours per week)

Shift: Varying shifts Monday-Friday 8am -4:30pm

  • Carries out effective social work services to patients and their families of Trinity Regional Medical Center regardless of location of service.

  • Interviews patients, families, community agencies to obtain a comprehensive social history. Evaluates all bedded behavioral health patients identifying appropriate discharge plans.

  • Evaluates the need for and provides psychosocial counseling to patients and families.

  • Assess patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their capacity and potential to cope with illness and as appropriate death.

  • Assist to provide medically related social services to assist patients in maintaining or improving their ability to manage their every day physical, mental and psychosocial needs.

  • Assists to assess post-hospital needs. Refers patients and families/significant other to appropriate resources.

  • Responds to all trauma alerts and codes during working hours

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

  • Documents social worker’s involvement in patient’s medical record on identified patients in addition to all patients with a length of stay greater than 5 days,

  • Assess social, emotional and economic needs in relation to the impact of illness.

  • Works closely with financial advocates to insure that patients in financial need are connected to appropriate resources. Provides immediate intervention including supportive counseling to patient/family in dealing with impact of an emergency situation.

  • Adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics.

  • Maintains effective communication/working relationships with co-workers, management and other hospital staff. Behave in manner consistent with Standards of Behavior.

  • Participates in educational activities, performance improvement activities, hospital committees, and other related activities. Demonstrates positive customer relation skills.

  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures Basic UPH Performance Criteria Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Minimum Requirements:


License to practice social work in the State of Iowa.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Effective communication skills. Knowledge and experience in good interviewing techniques. Ability to understand medical terminology and communicate effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, age, disabilities and educational levels required. Must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide services to the infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric population.


Education: Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work preferred from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. May accept degree in Psychology, Sociology or other field related to social work depending on candidate.

Experience: One-year previous social work experience in a health care setting preferred.

Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2021-86600

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Care Coordination

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .50

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 8-4:30 with rotating weekend/holiday call

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